More than two dozen mobile food vendors will be vending street eats, from fair food to goulash, at the third Main Street Food Truck Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday on and around four blocks of Main Street, which will be blocked off from Third to Seventh streets. The festival will also feature local musicians, a Heifer International Children’s Plaza, street performances and three beer gardens. There will be a raffle for a special “A Year of Fun in Downtown Little Rock” basket with tickets, VIP tours, museum memberships and even a prime downtown parking space for a year. Admission is free but, of course, you pay for your food - this year you pay the vendors directly instead of using scrip; Centennial Bank will be operating a mobile bank at Capitol Avenue and Main Street. Call (501) 375-0121; for a complete list of vendors and the entertainment lineup, visit downtownlr.com.
Contemporary Christian musician Chris Tomlin’s Burning Lights Tour arrives at Verizon Arena, 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $24.50-$42.50. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com. See story on Page 5E.
BettySoo headlines “DennyWest,” an outdoor Americana acoustic music festival, Saturday at Wildwood Park for the Arts, 20919 Denny Road, Little Rock. The festival features children-and-family entertainment 1-5 p.m., with Mister Morphis One Man Band & Reed Balentine, kicking off the evening schedule at 6:30. Gates open at noon for lunch and free hayrides around Wildwood’s lake. Tickets for afternoon events: $10, $5 for children 12 and younger, free for kids 5 and under. Evening tickets are $20, $10 for teens, $5 for children 12 and under. Take lawn chairs and blankets but no coolers; food concessions will be available on the grounds. Call (501) 821-7275 or visit wildwoodpark.org. See story on Page 5E.
Walk through the animals and help a cause at the Alzheimer’s Arkansas Little Rock Walk, Saturday at the Little Rock Zoo. There’s no registration fee required to participate in the walk, which includes food and music. Registration starts at 7 a.m. with the walk and program following at 8:30. Call (501) 224-0021 or visit alzark.org.
Ballet Arkansas’ professional company opens its 2013-14 season with a program titled “Spring Into Motion,” 7 p.m. today, not in Little Rock, but in the Fine Arts Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, under the banner of SEARK Concerts and sponsored by Union Bank & Trust Co. The program will include classic ballet, including “Black Swan pas de deux Mobile,” choreographed by Tomm Ruud, and portions of Don Quixote; and contemporary works choreographed by Peter Zweifel, Stephanie Thibeault, Leslie Schickel and Darrell Grand Moultrie. Tickets are $15, $10 for children 3-11, free for kids 2 and younger and UAM students with ID. Call (870) 460-1060.
Arkansas Festival Ballet dancers will perform excerpts from Giselle and The Firebird and an original piece choreographed by University of Arkansas at Little Rock artist in residence Rhythm McCarthy to J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in At the Barre, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, a studio performance at Arkansas Academy of Dance, Breckenridge Village Shopping Center, Interstate 430 and North Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock. Tickets are $20, $15 for students and children; there’s a pre-performance reception an hour before each curtain. Call (501) 227-5320, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit arkansasdance.org.
6 TURINA, TARREGA, ETC.
Russian-born classical guitarist Rovshan Mamedkuliev will play his arrangement of Six Miniatures by Fikret Amirov and works by Miguel Llobet, Leo Brouwer, Sergey Rudnev, Andrew York, Joaquin Turina and Francisco Tarrega for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Artspree concert series, 3 p.m. Sunday in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fine Arts Building, UALR, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock. Tickets are $15, $10 for students, free for UALR students. Call (501) 569-3294 or visit UALR.edu/Artspree.
A young wife and mother questions the very foundations of her 19th-century Norwegian life in Nora, Ingmar Bergman’s reconstruction of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, opening at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Weekend Theater, West Seventh and Chester streets, Little Rock. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday through Oct. 19. Tickets are $16, $12 for students and senior citizens; visit weekendtheater.org. For information about performances, call (501) 374-3761.
8 “TALK (DIRTY TO ME)”
Bret Michaels and Justin Moore headline a weekend of rocking at Musicfest El Dorado, 5 p.m.-midnight Friday and 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday in downtown El Dorado. The music festival also includes performances by Julie Roberts, Frank Foster, Austin Brown, Randall Shreve and Rachel Hale as well as a Kids’ World, family acts, blow-up carnival amusements and arts and crafts. Tickets are $20 per day, free for children 12 and under with a paid adult admission. Pit passes are an additional $10. Admission is free before 3 p.m. Saturday. Call (870) 862-4747 or visit musicfesteldorado.com. See story about El Dorado on Page 8E.
9 TIME TRAVEL
The days of sack races, stilt-walking, sorghum-making and blacksmithing comeback at High Cotton on the Bayou, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Scott Plantation Settlement, 15525 Alexander Road in Scott. The annual celebration involves plantation building tours and demonstrations of 19th-century crafts, antique bus and hay wagon rides, and plenty of barbecue. Admission is $3, $1 for children ages 6-17. Call (501) 961-1647.
Conway wraps up its week-long celebration of the arts as ArtsFest ends on Saturday. The festival includes exhibits, lectures, films, theatrical performances, a JazzFest in Simon Park, the ArtsFest Martketplace and the family-friendly Art in the Park with hands-on activities and an instrument petting zoo. There are fees for some activities. Visit artsfestconway.com.
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